Huskies Go On After Golf Course Mishap

March 28, 2010

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AUSTIN, Texas - A freak mishap involving Husky women's golfer Karinn Dickinson marred the final round of the Longhorn Invitational where Washington was among 16 teams competing this weekend. The junior from Mulkiteo, Wash. was taken to St. David's Round Rock Medical Center after being hit and pinned between two golf carts prior to the start of Sunday's round at the University of Texas Golf Club.

Dickinson was standing next to a cart when a volunteer accidently hit her, trapping her between the two carts. She was treated by Texas staff members before EMT's arrived and took her to the emergency room. Amazingly, the same type of accident happened earlier in week, causing Nortwestern coach Emily Fletcher to spend three days in the hospital.

X-rays of Dickinson revealed she suffered a tibia contusion and she was released from the hospital after a two hour stay. She returned to the golf course on crutches and was able to cheer on her teammates from a cart.

'She's going to be fine,' said Husky coach Mary Lou Mulflur about Dickinson. 'It was a totally freak accident and fortunately the UT staff responded very well and were very prepared and professional.

'It was scary for the team to see their teammate writhing in pain on the ground. The first couple of hours they were really worried for her until they got reports that she was going to be okay.'

The Huskies were forced to go on with just four golfers and they combined for a final round 318. Washington finished tied for 13th at +74 overall (938). UCLA won the tournament after a combined +20 - six strokes better than second-place Arizona. Texas A&M was third, TCU fourth and Texas fifth.

Sarah Zwartynski of Texas A&M shot a 3-under 213 overall and won the tournament by six strokes over Vanderbilt's Marina Alex.

Dickinson entered the final round as the UW's top performer and was tied for 22nd. Senior Molly Aronsson ended up the Huskies' top finisher tied for 29th at +14 (229). She shot a final round 7-over-par 79.

Anya Alvarez had the best day among Huskies, shooting a 5-over on the day including bogeys on five of the first seven holes. Alvarez ended up tied for 63rd.

Sadena Parks was 6-over par (78) for the day and tied for 45th overall.

Christina Yoon shot an 84 on Sunday and ended up 87th overall.

Washington will be off until the Lady Sun Devil Invitational, which starts April 9 and runs through the 11th.

Husky Scores

T13 Washington 305-315-318-938)

T29. Molly Aronsson, +14 (79-72-79-230)
T45. Sadena Parks, +19 (76-81-78-235)
T63. Anya Alvarez, +23 (76-86-77-239)
87. Christina Yoon, +37 (81-88-84-253)
90. Karinn Dickinson, WD (74-76-0-150)

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